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Guest Commentaries

GUEST COMMENTARY: The next administration's top 5 foreign policy challenges

The success of sanctions against Iran depends in large part on Russian cooperation. Russia is an important international actor, particularly because it still possesses nearly half of the world's nuclear weapons.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Americans haven't learned from past hurricanes

The nation is still not bracing properly for the potential consequences of high winds and rising water.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Can young Americans rescue our economy?

A sound education, helpful mentors and internships will lead to young American entrepreneurs and a foundation for future economic prosperity.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Get educated, then vote

In a local and national race this close, every vote is important. 

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Once again, disaster proves need for solid FEMA funding

Our elected officials must be careful when slashing government services, so core responsibilities can be maintained.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Avoid scams by despicable predators

Missourians must be wary of bogus charities seeking donations to capitalize on Hurricane Sandy and other disasters.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public health funding is critical for the future of America

Bert Malone, vice president of Missouri Public Health Association, thinks investing in public health funding will strengthen the nation's health infrastructure.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Missouri AFL-CIO endorses Claire McCaskill

Hugh McVey, the president of the Missouri AFL-CIO, says the choice between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin is clear.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Hurricane Sandy redefined 'harm's way'

The monster that shut down New York became the monster that shut down a presidential campaign. In that regard, it touched all Americans.

GUEST COMMENTARY: McCaskill's voting record could hurt Missouri

The senator's support of cap-and-trade system and EPA regulations could cost Missouri residents.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voter drop-off a threat to Missouri judicial election

The drop-off in Missouri judicial retention elections was 16 percent in 2010.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Smoking is jeopardizing the health of our students

As education leaders, our job is to cultivate the student as a whole, to help them grow and thrive personally, and to care for their health and safety so that one day, their contributions can benefit all of society.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Proposition B is good tax policy; good for schools

Businesses need good schools, both for their employees' families, and to provide a pool of qualified future employees. Missouri is failing in this regard. Proposition B is just a first step to righting that ship.

 

GUEST COMMENTARY: Utility practices threaten Missouri's trees

Missouri residents fear Section 537.340 of the Missouri Revised Statutes will infringe on property and due process rights.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Without disarmament, nuclear conflict a permanent concern

With a stock of nuclear weapons on both sides, conflict over missile defense shields and strategic war plans with nuclear strike options, U.S.-Russian relations haven't entirely left the Cold War behind.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Threat of nuclear war still exists between U.S., Russia

The United States and Russia still have thousands of ready-to-launch nuclear weapons that could hit their targets within minutes.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Romney tacks toward Obama's foreign policies

Barack Obama's thoughtful demeanor and Mitt Romney's anti-war agenda in the third debate meant neither candidate emerged as a frontrunner with the election just two weeks away.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Amendment would damage courts

Voters will render a verdict on the future of the Missouri Plan with Constitutional Amendment 3, and, in our opinion, it would unnecessarily change a nonpartisan court plan that has been imitated by more than 30 states across the nation.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Columbia should refrain from raising hotel taxes

There are other ways to pay for the Columbia Regional Airport expansion, other than increasing the hotel tax.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Ads alone won't rein in Wall Street

Political campaign ads won't stop Wall Street greed, but a financial transaction tax might. 

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